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Hangar 9 P-47 Build (assembly) day 4

Feb 01, 2012 2 Comments

Here is the video of the fourth day of assemble on the Hangar 9 P-47 Thunder Bolt.  I finished installing the engine and the stabilizers.   I also installed the tank and routed the fuel lines to the fill valve and vent valve on the bottom of the fuselage . There are some images below the video.  More [...]

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Half-Scale Pfalz D.III Update with Flight Video

Jan 31, 2012 17 Comments

Today, giant scale has developed into a whole new sector of the RC modeling community and truly gigantic planes are being developed to fill this growing special interest group. Recently, a ½-scale Pfalz D.III WW 1 German fighter successfully flew its first test flight and impressed everyone who was there. The plane is a custom [...]

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Florio Flyer 60! My new build

Jan 30, 2012 2 Comments

Hey just a quick not to let everyone know that I am starting a build-along for the MAN site highlighting the construction of a Florio Flyer 60 fun fly airplane. Basic stats are 60-inch span, 47 inches long, 660 sq. inch wing area and abot 5.5 to 6.5 pounds RTF. Originally intended for .45 – [...]

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Hangar 9 P-47 Build (assembly) day 3

Jan 30, 2012 2 Comments

Here is the video of the third day of assemble on the Hangar 9 P-47 Thunder Bolt.  I finished installing all of the control surfaces and moving on to the engine.  So far the construction is moving along well and the part fit had been outstanding.  The manual is very complete and explains everything well.   Anyone, with [...]

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Hangar 9 P-47 Build (assembly) day 2

Jan 27, 2012 1 Comment

Here is the video of the second day of assemble of the Hangar 9 P-47 Thunder Bolt.  I finished the flap assembly and move on to the retracts. This is very little modification needed to install the Robart retracts and this moves along much quicker than many other retract installations.  This plane will have an [...]

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New OS-105HZ Helicopter Engine

Jan 27, 2012 No Comments

This is the new OS-105HZ Helicopter Engine, with  DRS (Demand Regulator System), that was designed for precision aerobatic and 3D heli pilots to provide more power for their 90 size helicopters. As you know from my previous blogs, I’m running the OS90HZ in my Raptor 90G4, and it’s doing a great job. But I guess you [...]

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Hangar 9 P-47 Build (assembly)

Jan 26, 2012 4 Comments

Hay gang, here is the video of the first days assemble of the Hangar 9 P-47 Thunder Bolt.  I started with talking out the wrinkles in the covering (not shown in the video) and move on to installing the ailerons. I was able to start on the flaps before stopping for the day.  I wish [...]

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Hobby Lobby P-47 Thunderbolt — Wicked Rabbit Flightline Video

Jan 25, 2012 1 Comment

The newest P-47 Thunderbolt from Hobby Lobby, the Wicked Rabbit, is a cool looking, nice flying mid-size foamy warbird and our own Model Airplane News Sr. Tech Editor, Gerry Yarrish took our review plane to the flying field for a test hop. With great looks and excellent flight characteristics, Gerry says this one is a winner. [...]

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